May 1st 2018
A continuation of the cybersecurity discussion - Learn exactly why and how foreign adversaries are currently cyber attacking Florida-based manufacturers, and what you can do to prevent negative impacts on your business. During this webinar, cybersecurity is broken into five core areas that every business owner and manager can comprehend and take action upon. This is not a technical workshop, but a business conversation. Learn specifically how a cyber-attack can directly impact the overall health and wellness of the organization
April 30th 2018
The Florida Sterling Council and FloridaMakes today announced that 27 manufacturing companies have been named as finalists for the second Florida Sterling Manufacturing Business Excellence Awards. The winners, chosen from the finalists, will be announced at the 2018 Governor's Sterling Awards Banquet at the JW Marriott Orlando Grande Lakes on June 1 in Orlando.
April 6th 2018
The House and Senate passed a massive FY18 Omnibus Appropriations package (HR 1625) funding the federal government through September 30th averting another government shutdown and the need for another Continuing Resolution.
April 6th 2018
FloridaMakes, an industry-led public-private partnership aimed at improving the productivity and technological performance of Florida’s manufacturing companies and strengthening the state’s manufacturing economy, has appointed Larry L. Bull, president and chief executive officer, Createch Machine & Design, to its board of directors.
March 29th 2018
Manufacturing plays a significant role in the national economy, accounting for roughly 12 percent of U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). According to the National Association of Manufacturers, manufacturing in Florida accounts for just over 5 percent of the total output in the state (gross state product) and employs just over 4 percent of the workforce. This ranks Florida 45th among the 50 states and District of Columbia in terms of manufacturing’s contribution to the gross state product. This translates to more than $47 billion in economic output (2016) and more than 354,000 manufacturing jobs. These are high-paying jobs as well, with an average annual compensation of more than $67,000 in 2016.